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  • Address: Yosemite Falls, Yosemite National Park, CA, USA
The highest measured waterfall in North America, Yosemite Falls is the superstar attraction in the park, especially in late spring when the snow melts and water flow is at its peak. With a cumulative drop of 2,425 feet (739 meters), Yosemite Falls actually consists of three falls and is also the sixth highest waterfall in the world (seventh according to some sources). Though there is some discussion about its place in the world's highest list, it's an incontrovertible fact that Yellowstone Falls is the centerpiece of the valley and the park.

The best views of the cascading torrent can be seen from various vantage points, including Yosemite Village and Yosemite Lodge. For active viewers, a one-mile loop trail leads to the base of Lower Yosemite Fall and also possible to hike to the top of Yosemite Falls as a strenuous, all-day hike. For a unique experience, on a clear night with plenty of moonlight and enough water to create mist, see if you can spot a "moonbow" at Yosemite Falls.

Practical Info

You can access Lower Yosemite Fall near the Yosemite Lodge in Yosemite Valley; the top of Upper Yosemite Fall is accessed via a steep, strenuous (and usually crowded) 3.5 miles (5.6 km) hike with 2700 feet (823 meters) elevation gain beginning near Camp 4. There are other routes to reach the Upper Fall via Tioga Road to the north. For a great--and underrated--view of the Falls, consider hiking to the summit of Sentinel Dome. Yosemite Falls are at their most spectacular in the spring; when the snowpack melts, usually mid- to late-summer, the Falls can remain bare until rainfall sends it gushing back.

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Yosemite and Glacier Point Day Tour, Yosemite National Park, null
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Yosemite and Glacier Point Day Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 16 Reviews

Enjoy a beautiful and relaxing 9 hour tour of Yosemite, with highlights including Glacier Point and all of the iconic sites of Yosemite Valley including ...  Read more

Location: Fresno, California
Duration: Flexible

From USD $129.00
Yosemite and Glacier Point Tour from Los Angeles by Train, Los Angeles, Day Trips
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Yosemite and Glacier Point Tour from Los Angeles by Train

3 star rating: Worth doing 3 Reviews

Leave the City of Angels for angelic Yosemite on this over-night trip. Hop on the Amtrak from Los Angeles to Fresno where you'll spend the night. The following ...  Read more

Location: Los Angeles, California
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $345.00
Yosemite National Park Day Trip from San Francisco, San Francisco, Day Trips
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Yosemite National Park Day Trip from San Francisco

4 star rating: Recommended 281 Reviews

Exchange the big-city charms of San Francisco for the fresh air and natural beauty of Yosemite, California's most famous national park. Choose to start your ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 13 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $139.99
Yosemite in a Day Tour from San Francisco, San Francisco, Day Trips
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Yosemite in a Day Tour from San Francisco

4.5 star rating: Recommended 10 Reviews

Take a day trip from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park, described as the crown jewel the country's many splendid national parks. You will be guided on a ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 14 hours (approx.)

From USD $140.00
Yosemite Day Trip from Oakland, Oakland, Day Trips
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Yosemite Day Trip from Oakland

4 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

Don't miss this opportunity to see one of the America's most magnificent National Park, located 215 miles southeast of San Francisco. Travel by buses through ...  Read more

Location: Oakland, California
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $148.00
Yosemite Day Trip from San Francisco, San Francisco, Day Trips
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Yosemite Day Trip from San Francisco

2.5 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better 3 Reviews

Don't miss this opportunity to see one of the America's most magnificent national parks, located 215 miles (436 km) southeast of San Francisco. Travel by ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $148.00
Glacier Point and Yosemite Valley Private SUV Tour from San Francisco, San Francisco, Day Trips
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Glacier Point and Yosemite Valley Private SUV Tour from San Francisco

This private SUV tour is driven and narrated by a Northern California born owner-operator who has driven over 600 tours to Yosemite National Park. Feel free to ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 14 hours (approx.)

From USD $1,150.00
Yosemite National Park and Giant Sequoias Trip, San Francisco, Full-day Tours
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Yosemite National Park and Giant Sequoias Trip

4.5 star rating: Recommended 1233 Reviews

Take time out for a day trip into the wild beauty of Yosemite National Park from San Francisco. You'll spend 5 – 6 hours inside the park with a combination of ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 14 hours (approx.)

From USD $159.00
Small-Group Yosemite Tour from San Francisco, San Francisco, Day Trips
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Small-Group Yosemite Tour from San Francisco

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 41 Reviews

Yosemite National Park is a must-visit California gem, and this day trip from San Francisco makes it easy. Leave the urban hustle-bustle behind and journey ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 15 hours (approx.)

From USD $169.00
2-Day Yosemite National Park Tour from San Francisco, San Francisco, Day Trips
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2-Day Yosemite National Park Tour from San Francisco

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 130 Reviews

On our Yosemite Hotel 2-Day Tour, you’ll have enough time and flexibility to see everything the park has to offer. The tour is fully-guided so you get a more ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 2-days / 1-night

From USD $429.00

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